Q:
What is the Veteran Jobs Mission?
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The Veteran Jobs Mission is the leading private-sector solution committed to hiring U.S. Veterans and military spouses. The primary goal of its more than 200 member companies is to hire one million U.S. military Veterans for private-sector jobs. The original Veteran Jobs Mission companies hired 100,000 Veterans in less than three years and more than 300,000 Veterans in just under four years. As more members join the mission, there is an opportunity to connect Veterans with tremendous job opportunities and companies with tremendous talent.

Q:
If I am a transitioning servicemember or Veteran, how will this site help me?
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First, thank you for your service. Second, we hope you use this site as a research tool in your job search. Take a look at our company profiles and, if you are interested in learning more about a specific company, visit each company’s career page to search for open jobs. The Veteran Jobs Mission website is not a job board for employment, but does serve as a conduit to our members’ hiring efforts.

We have also established the Veteran Talent Exchange as a resource for you and our member companies to connect. Join the Veteran Jobs Mission Veteran Talent Exchange (VTX) to receive job announcements from Veteran Jobs Mission member companies as well as tips and tools to optimize your job search. VTX is not a direct path to employment, but is a helpful tool as you consider your next career.

Additionally, we have provided a list of resources that you may find useful: educational, government, other private sector efforts seeking to hire Veterans and resources for Veterans with disabilities. 

Q:
Why has the coalition changed its name and goal?
A:

The new name and goal for Veteran Jobs Mission is reflective of its success (since its founding in 2011 as 100,000 Jobs Mission), and its commitment to hiring one million U.S. military Veterans. The original 100,000 Jobs Mission companies hired 100,000 Veterans in less than three years and 300,000 Veterans in just under four years. As more companies join the mission there is an opportunity to connect Veterans with job opportunities.

Beyond its ongoing focus on hiring one million Veterans, the Veteran Jobs Mission is increasing its focus on retention and career development of Veterans in the private sector. This includes how to help Veterans better adapt to the workplace by establishing systemic training, mentoring and other critical onboarding programs, as well as instituting industry-based coalition subgroups to increase collaboration among member companies.

Q:
Why a Coalition?
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Individually, organizations have been successful in recruiting military talent for many years. Creating collaborative working relationships with other like-minded companies to share leading practices has and will continue to make a positive impact on our collective hiring efforts. A coalition also creates a formal mechanism through which to share knowledge and talent. 

Q:
What is the cost and commitment to join the Veteran Jobs Mission?
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There is no cost to join the Veteran Jobs Mission and no hiring quota. Members make a commitment to hire Veterans, report Veteran hires on a quarterly basis, attend face-to-face quarterly meetings and share best practices as it relates to Veteran initiatives. Members are required to sign a memorandum of understanding which outlines the aforementioned core tenants of membership. Each new member company should strongly identify with the mission by engaging in leading employment practices in the hiring of qualified Veterans.

We ask each member company to provide a single point of contact. This person will be the face of their company to the rest of the coalition. Our hope is that this person will be in a position to not only share their company’s Veteran hiring practices, but also take back what they learn from others and implement what works for their organization.

Q:
What are the benefits of joining Veteran Jobs Mission as an employer?
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Employers benefit by exchanging knowledge, information and leading practices. This is beneficial to companies that are looking to launch a Veteran hiring initiative or enhance an existing program. The Veteran Jobs Mission companies discuss leading practices around the entire employment continuum, from recruiting and hiring to onboarding and retaining. Member companies also are recognized members of a best-in-class organization and have the opportunity to network with like-minded organizations and thought leaders who are making an impact.

Q:
Who are the Veteran Jobs Mission coalition members?
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Please visit the “Meet the Coalition Members” page on our website.

Q:
How can my company join the coalition?
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If your company meets the commitment requirement and has 10,000 or more employees, please submit a quick and simple application form. This is not a commitment to join, but is a way to initiate the conversation with our team.

Q:
What if my company has less than 10,000 employees… can we still be involved?
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If your company has less than 10,000 employees, we still encourage you to submit an application form. We are in the process of developing a Veteran Jobs Mission small and medium-sized business alliance and would like to share more information with you. 

We encourage your team to also leverage the resources available on our website. The leading practices and employer resources are a compilation of our coalition member’s experiences. We also recommend that you review our small business resources. For companies without dedicated HR staff, we’ve provided checklists, tools and resources to make it easier to find and hire qualified Veterans into your companies.

Q:
How do member companies report their Veteran hires?
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Member companies report their military hires on a quarterly basis to ensure progress against our goal. The Veteran Jobs Mission only reports the aggregate hiring number.

  • Report forms are submitted by members on the 10th day following the reporting period
  • The following information is required to validate hires:
    • Quarter
    • Year
    • Company Name
    • Employee ID Number
    • City
    • State
    • Hire Date
    • Fed EIN
Quarter Year Company Name Employee ID Number City State Hire Date Fed EIN
2 2013 ABC Firm E1000001 Chicago IL 04/18/2011 123.456.789
2 2013 ABC Firm I46900000 Vicksburg MS 06/06/2011 123.456.789
2 2013 ABC Firm D1400000 Monroe LA 05/31/2011 123.456.789